Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Dole defends plan for more war dead

Speaking of North Carolina, one of the weirdest things about moving here is that my Senator is now Liz Dole instead of Teddy Kennedy. It's a whole different world in Southern politics. When you call her office to register an opinion that runs contrary to her own position, the staff doesn't bother to even pretend to be polite and you're sure they're not tabulating the calls in opposition. How else to explain this quote?
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole on Monday attacked a political action committee that is planning TV and newspaper ads to run today calling on U.S. leaders to bring troops home. Dole, in a statement, called the ad campaign "poisonous."

"To politicize the war in Iraq at this critical juncture emboldens the enemy," Dole said.
I wonder if you need to take lessons in swallowing that much hypocrisy at once? What's poisonous are out of touch, democracy destroying remarks like that. One suspects our Senator Dole is on the warmonger's dole.

As the Raleigh News & Observer reports, even in GOP friendly NC, support for the occupation is rapidly diminishing. If she keeps this sort of rhetoric up, her re-election campaign could be more interesting than I expected. A moderate Libertarian candidate might be able to mount a strong challenge with a state's rights/personal liberties platform.
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Anonymous KS said...

Our public officials need to be reminded again and again of this one important fact:

They were elected to serve their constituents.

Sen. Dole may be in favor of keeping our troops in Iraq, but her opinion is not the final word. The final word belongs to her constituents.

5:41:00 PM  

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